Nobody wants to be that girl who starts off the night with a dark red lip and ends the evening with just the outer lines outlined in red. For that reason, here are five steps to ensure long-lasting lipstick!
- Always use a lip primer!
From my personal experience, no chapstick can compare to a good lip primer. Lip primer is the perfect start to a long lasting lipstick. It’s non-oily and creates a smooth base before color application. Personally, I always use MAC’s Prep + Prime lip as my color free base, which although a little expensive, has become an essential part of my makeup routine.
- Outline with a lip pencil
Before applying your lip color, always use a lip pencil to trace your lips. Whether you choose a color of lip liner close to the color of lipstick you’ll be applying or just a shade that is close to your natural skin tone, this adds a layer of pigment to your lips to create a base for the lipstick to cling to.
By taking a tissue, folding it in half, placing it between your lips, and lightly pressing down, this is the best way to not only set lipstick, but get rid of excess lipstick.
After blotting, and before applying another layer of color, always be sure to apply a thin layer of loose or pressed powder on your lips. Personally, I use Sonia Kashuk’s “Barely There Loose Powder”, as it is colorless, matte and can be found at most local Target stores.
By: Sarah Valji
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